Re: Degree

Subject: Re: Degree
From: Wayne Douglass <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 14:33:36 -0800

Stan Green wrote:
>As a publication manager I would not hire any technical communicator without
>a degree. Why... because I believe that Technical Communications is a
>profession not a trade. I believe a technical Communicator is as valuable to
>a corporation as and Engineer, or Accountant; therefore, should be treated
>accordingly and also have core prerequisite skills just like any other
>recognized profession. A college degree does not make one smarter, but it
>shows that a person has had the discipline required to obtain a 4-year
>degree. Most corporations have professional grade levels with a BS or BA
>degree requirement attached to each level. You may argue that a degree is
>not required to be a technical communicator..... but there are plenty of
>writers and managers who once where writers who can attest the importance
>attached to having a degree. The difference in having a degree and not
>having degree is not only bucks but stagnation and burn-out.... wait 10 to
>15 years to answer.

It's not easy being Green.

Wayne Douglass phone: 408-542-2139
Verity, Inc. FAX: 408-542-2040
894 Ross Road mailto:wayned -at- verity -dot- com
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